posted on Mar, 30 2009 @ 09:31 PM
Up here in Canada I pay $10CDN/pack about 7 years ago it was $5. If the Gov't said "oh this is really bad for your health so we're going to outlaw
cigarettes" could you imagine waking up tomorrow and not being able to buy tobacco or tobacco seeds. There would me millions of jittery, agitated
people that by day 4 would kill someone for a pack of smokes. Anybody who has quit or is in the process of quitting knows what I'm talking
about(I'm of course kidding about killing someone).
The truth is that Gov'ts make Billions in taxes of our addictions. Trust me, they are in no hurry for you to quit. They raise the taxes every year
just a tiny amount that it's not quite the breaking point for someone to quit because it's too expensive.
The price is irritating but what irritates me is the hypocrasy of the "Sin Tax". FU is what I say to them. Where is the fat tax? Obesity and
related complications due to obesity are the #1 killer in most Western Countries. They are the ones who really tax the Healthcare system. Where's
the tax to cover that cost? I smoke a pack a day, I'm active, I swim 3/week for about a total of 4 miles. I eat well, take vitamins and always have
blood pressure around 120/80. The "Sin Tax" is exactly that, it's a "SIN" our politicians treat us like children holding back our "allowance"
until we straighten out our act. It's a "SIN" were allowing a small portion of the population to be dis-proportionately taxed while the larger
half of the population are the real burden on the HealthCare system.
Even it out across the board for these "SIN TAXES" or get rid of it. You can't unfairly tax one section of society. That's